The 2021 Porsche 911 Targa 4S Heritage Edition arrives to celebrate the brand's past by featuring design details that evoke touches from the 1950s and '60s. The company is making them in a limited run of 992 units as a reference to the internal designation for the new generation. Prices start at $180,600 (plus a $1,350 destination fee), and deliveries in the US start in late 2020. It's also the first of four Heritage Design models that are on the way.
The trademark exterior color for the Targa Heritage Edition is Cherry Metallic, but four other shades are available if this special one isn't to a buyer's liking. For contrast, there are vibrant white stripes on the top of the front fenders and along the lower side of the body. The special edition model rides on Carrera Exclusive Design five-spoke wheels that evoke the classic Fuchs design.
As a reference to Porsches from the '50s the emblems are gold. There's also a special badge on the rear decklid grille that takes inspiration from the one available to owners upon a Porsche 356 hitting 100,000 kilometers on the road.
Inside, buyers can choose between a pair of two-tone leather color choices: Bordeaux Red and Atacama Beige (in gallery above) or Black and Atacama Beige. There's also corduroy on the center of the seats and door trim as a reference to the interior of the Porsche 356. The brand's badge is embossed on the headrests. The gauges get green numerals.
Mechanically, this model is identical to the recently revealed 911 Targa 4S. A 3.0-liter twin-turbo flat-six engine makes 443 horsepower (330 kilowatts) and 390 pound-feet (529 Newton-meters). Buyers can select an eight-speed dual-clutch gearbox or seven-speed manual transmission.
As an option, buyers will be able to order a special edition Porsche Design watch with a color scheme that matches the car.